OUR team

Core Staff, Contractors & Volunteers

Meet Our Team

Since our founding in 1997, Matter of Trust has always been surrounded by an amazing circle of eco-heroes we feel lucky to call our staff, contractors, and volunteers. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of our organization and are looking forward to continuing to grow, learn, and fight for the sustainable future we all envision.

Our staff in weekly covid Zoom meetings! Still as connected as ever. October, 2020

Our past staff in a meeting in our Eco-Industrial Hub.  October, 2018.

Our Core Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers

Lisa Gautier – President, Vice Chair
Betty Gaillard – Board Secretary
Sherry Garcia – Executive Assistant

Justin Hoffman + Techboom – The Hum Sum Design
Philip Lam
– Webmaster & The Hum Sum Lead
Ben Rice – Hum Sum Mod / Clean Wave
Kevin Randall – Hum Sum Mod / FIGMA
Mariah Dixon – Hum Sum Mod / WordPress
Ragini Agrawal – Hum Sum Jira Lead

Briana Tran – Design Media Lead
Morgan Jones – Built Exhibits Lead
Jeanine Van Dalsem – Eco-Home Interior Designer
Grace Nix – Videographer

Alison de Vries-  Youth Eco-Ed Prog (YEEP) Lead
Jeremy Herman
– Writer / Researcher
Veronica Masterson
– Research Lead
Karen Gomez – Research Intern

– Anne Gaubert Le Boterff – Accounting Manager
Joa Douglas – Biz Dev Lead
Tom Warhol – Development Lead
Rachel Paul – Social Media Lead
Dong Thai – Volunteer – SocMed

David Nyunt – Clean Wave Lead / Felter
Julie Tran – Sorting Lead / Felter
Lonnie Allen – Felting Lead
Hoa Ong – Scrims Lead / Felter

Todd Ditto – Interns Supervisor
Nico Hortensi – Volunteer – Garden
Ethan C.– Volunteer – Forums
Mohit – Volunteer –
Asha Kumar – Volunteer –
Boyana Hristova – Volunteer –
Olivia Buege – Volunteer –
Benjamin Wisotsky – Volunteer
Merrill – Volunteer –
Kenny – Volunteer –
Daisy – Volunteer –

Carlos Alvarado – Gardener
Saulo Xavier Housekeeping
Lisa Pomo – Pitch Hair Salon


Our President, Lisa Gautier, with Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor and one of the initial Eco-Heroes!

How can I help?

get involved


As a non-profit organization, it is so important that we have the support of volunteers. Without you, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Please answer these few questions so we can get a better idea on how we can best organize your precious time.


Apprenticeships are designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green collar employment. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools and specialized environmental businesses.

Sponsor us

When we see that our programs can create sustainable green businesses and green-collar jobs, we accept corporate sponsorships from our collaborators to get things rolling. Please check our sponsorship opportunities and contact us.


We believe strongly that, “When you give, you get back tenfold.” There are many ways to give like donating hair, fur, and fiber or donating stuff that you don't need. Learn more about all the giving options available: money, stuff & others.